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Ingredient Of The Day: Flowering Spinach

August 3, 2016

Flowering Spinach comes around in summertime and can be used raw or cooked. It has a vegetal-slightly sweet flavor and can be used in Pesto Sauce, Risotto, salad, soup, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Fresh Goji Berry

August 2, 2016

The Fresh Goji Berry is usually found dried and is hard to find fresh. They have a fruity-slightly sweet-tangy flavor with a juicy-tender texture. Use as is in a salad or garnish or cooked for desserts.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Aji Dulce Chile Pepper

August 1, 2016

The Aji Dulce Chile Pepper is a mild pepper with an earthy-fruity-smoky-slightly sweet flavor. They can be used raw, grilled, roasted, or sautéd in salad, salsa, Ceviche, and stir-fry.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Parval Cucumber

July 31, 2016

Parvar Cucumber, aka Pointed Gourd Cucumber, is small cucumber with a mild flavor. These cucumbers need to be cooked in soups, stews, and curry dishes to soak up the flavors. The seeds are hard and need to be removed and the skin should be peeled, so the prep is labor intensive.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Red Zebra Tomato

July 30, 2016

Red Zebra Tomato is a summer tomato similar to the Green Zebra Tomato with an acidic-slightly sweet flavor and juicy texture. Use in salad, sandwich, sauce, soup, and Caprese Salad.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Marionberry

July 29, 2016

Marionberry, or Marion Berry is a summer berry similar to Boysenberry with a tart-slightly sweet flavor and a tender-juicy texture. Use them in baked goods such as cobbler, crumble, and crisp or in jams and chutneys.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Sunflower Petal

July 28, 2016

The Sunflower Petal is edible and can be use in salads or as a garnish. It has a grassy-vegetal-slightly bitter flavor and a tender-chewy texture.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Pink Variegated Eureka Lemon

July 27, 2016

The Pink Variegated Eureka Lemon, aka Pink Lemonade Lemon, is a type of citrus with a tangy-tart-acidic flavor and juicy texture. Use the lemon in Ceviche, Aïoli, marinade, vinaigrette, and cocktails.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Bronze Fennel Frond

July 26, 2016

Bronze Fennel Frond, aka Bronze Fennel Leaves, is similar to regular Fennel Frond but with a bronze color. They have a floral-slightly sweet flavor and can be used to enhance a dish or as a garnish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Marrow Squash

July 25, 2016

Marrow Squash, aka Costata Romanesca Squash or Vegetable Marrow, is an heirloom variety of summer squash that is similar to Zucchini and has an earthy-slightly sweet flavor. They are best used cooked and can be baked, grilled, roasted, and deep fried.…

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